□ Violence Against Women of Color is an everyday occurrence…………………..
□ Violence and harassment against Immigrants of Color and Muslims of Color is a
□ Violence against LGBTQ People of Color is on the rise……………………………
THESE ARE ALL HATE CRIMES ARE YOU CONCERNED?
In atonement with the national Be Bold Be Brave Be Red – Wear Red Campaign
we will all be wearing red to the Hates Crimes March at the Department of
Justice. The Be Bold Be Brave Be Red Campaign is a collective of Women of
Color from across the country who is organizing to respond and give voice to
the reality of violence against Women of Color. Join the Wear Red Campaign in
the struggle to end violence against Women of Color.
Wear RED and unify with us on Friday November 16 – 12noon at the Southeast corner of
13th and Penn, in front of CVS.
From this meeting point we will march over
to Freedom Plaza and join the crowds marching to the Dept of Justice.
For more information about the Wear Red Campaign:
WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM CAN NOT
REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TAKE ACTION NOW- WEAR RED AND
November 14, 2007
Contact: Rosa Clemente, 347.223.8054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Police kill another unarmed youth, enough is enough! Stop Hate Crimes and Police Violence Youth Rally and Concert at the Washington Monument, Sylvan Theater
15th and Independence Ave. Sat., November 17, 2007 12 NOON until dark
Following the energy of the recent youth mobilization in Jena, LA, victims and family members of victims of police brutality and hate crimes, as well as national and grassroots organizations are organizing a rally and concert at the Washington Monument to mobilize youth against hate crimes, police brutality, and community violence. The program will bring together young leaders, artists, activists and Members of Congress from the African-American, Latina/Latino, Arab-American, Muslim and progressive white communities to build solidarity for ongoing efforts to end violence in urban communities and to respond to the recent wave of hate crimes against people of color, particularly those of the Hip Hop generation.
From the murder of Sean Bell in New York late last year, to the mass mobilization for the Jena 6, the kidnapping, rape and torture of Megan Williams in West Virginia, the ruling that sided with the Juvenile Boot Camp Guards who killed Martin Lee Anderson in Florida, to the nooses appearing on University of Maryland’s campus, at the Tupac Shakur center, and throughout the country, to the murder of 14 year-old DeOnte Rawlings in Washington, DC to the latest police killing in NYC of 18-year-old Khiel Coppin., who was shot 13 times while holding a hairbrush; as a community we say “Enough is Enough! Stop the Hate and Violence.” “As the war in Iraq rages on, we are clear that there is a war here at home, against youth of color, the violence against young people of color and the unequal treatment under the law compiles us to act, resist, and organize, we must seize the time.” Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus
On Saturday November 17th, there will be live performances by Hip Hop artists, DC’s own Go-Go bands such as Backyard, ABM, TCB, Familiar Faces, Uncalled 4 Experience, Mambo Sauce, What Band, Hip Hop artist and activist, M1 of dead prez, Latin Rock with The Locos, and Punk. The Hip Hop Caucus will lead and host the event. Invited speakers include Members of Congress, family of DeOnte Rawlings, Sean Bell, Juanita Ferguson mother of Malcolm Ferguson killed by NYPD in March 2000, and Nicholas Heyward Jr., killed by NYPD housing police in 1994, youth, community leaders and national figures.
THIS EVENT IS ENDORSED BY:
The Hip Hop Caucus, Cease Fire: Don’t Smoke the Brothers and the Sisters, Peaceoholics, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, E.G.O.S., National Congress of Black Women, ROOT, Inc., ANSWER, the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Grassroots America, Peace-Action, October 22 Coalition, CODEPINK, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, October 22 Coalition, People’s Media Center, Latino Media Collective, and the Black Leadership Forum including – 100 Black Men of America, Blacks in Government, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Constituency for Africa, IMPACT, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, The Links, Inc., NAACP, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Ed, National Bar Association, National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Black Justice Coalition, National Black Law Students Association, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Conference of Black Mayors, National Council of Negro Women, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, National Black MBA Association, National Minority Supplier Development Council, National Newspaper Publishers Association, National Urban League, OIC of America, Operation HOPE, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and transAfrica Forum.
For more information contact Rosa Clemente at 347.223.8054 or at email@example.com